Just purchased a MBP off ebay...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dmodog, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. dmodog macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2007
    It's a used MBP 2.33Ghz with matte display, purchased in late January. The previous owner was actually a Windows user who tried to switch but could never get used to the Mac system. So I'm assuming any use in it has been very light.

    I'm going to pick it up tomorrow so I was wondering if there was anything I should do to test the machine, to make sure nothing's wrong with it and everything's running at it's full potential. Any ideas?

    This will be the first laptop I've ever gotten too, so if there's anything in general I should know about taking care of it and assuring it's longevity, also if there's any essential widgets/shareware/freeware I should look out for, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. netguy macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2007
    Apple > About This Mac > More info

    Make sure that you are getting what you paid for.

    Look for dead pixels on the screen.

    Besides that just make sure you see an original purchase receipt, and warranty information, as anything that doesnt work, can be fixed.
  3. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Make sure you are armed so you won't lose your money and your life. ;)
  4. dmodog thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2007
    Thanks for the help so far. Thought I should mention, I'm not planning to actually fully test the macbook out when I go to pick it up. This is more so for when I get home with it. The most I'll probably do when I pick it up is make sure it powers on (and doing so, look for any glaring dead pixels). Otherwise I have full confidence the seller is legit and fine. It was actually my suggestion that I pick it up rather than have him send it to me when I live only 7 or so miles away.
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Thats whats nice about finding sellers close to you.
  6. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    if he's registered the serial # already, make sure he transfers that too.

    otherwise they wont repair your MBP should something go wrong.
  7. hcuar macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2004
    Make him run the Apple hardware test provided on the DVD that came with the Mac.

    I'm not sure if the original owner of my Dual 1.8 Ghz G5 ever registered it... I just reregistered it and never had an issue calling Apple. I even had it repaired under the Applecare I purchased.
  8. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006

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